Anaconda: World Longest Snake

A fact file about Anaconda life. It is world biggest snake (green anaconda is largest snake) and also know as the water boa.

Introduction: Anaconda is world biggest snake (green anaconda is largest snake) and also know as the water boa. It can grow up to 110 ft and 200 to 300 pounds in weight. Its average lifespan is 30+ years. Anaconda can breathe easily while swimming like crocodile because its nostrils are on top of its snout. There are different types of Anaconda species which are:

  • Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
  • Bolivian Anaconda (Eunectes beniensis).
  • Dark spotted Anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei).
  • Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus).


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Habitat:The Anaconda snakes are found in South America and also in Trinidad. Dense rainforests and swamps are its favorite places to live and hunt. Anacondas are nocturnal (hunt in night) and during day time they sunbathe in trees.

Hunting: Anaconda hunt alone and attack stealthy. They hunt near water to wait for its prey to drink water and then attack it with high speed, pulling it and drowning it in water. Anaconda has special jaw which has four pair of teeth that allow him to swallow large animals. This huge snake eats fishes, alligators, birds, small deer and rodents.


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Reproduction:Anacondas are solitary animal except during mating season. They are viviparous which means that the eggs are incubated and the young are born alive. One female can give birth up to 100 hatchlings but in very rare cases. On birth they are only two feet long and have greater chance to eat by predators.

The population of anacondas are decreasing due to man and habitat destruction. Most local peoples kill these snakes on sight that’s why when they sense humans they change its direction. Human death by anaconda is quite rare.


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Interesting Facts:

  • Anaconda is world biggest and longest snake.
  • Anaconda nature is like crocodile.
  • It only needs to feed 4 times a year.
  • Anaconda kills their prey by dragging it to water and drowns it.
  • Anaconda surround their body from prey and provide great force to break its bones.

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3 Responses to “Anaconda: World Longest Snake”
  1. Matthew Bruce Says...

    On January 18, 2011 at 6:15 am

    110 ft? oh dear some got their numbers wrong. Try 30 ft maximum, and I doubt any that size survive these days.

  2. Naveed Says...

    On May 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    maybe thats from the old fossil perhaps.

  3. sachi Says...

    On September 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

    i get best good information about anaconda. but you should want to add more details i wish u..*************

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